Condition Score Chart

Assess the physical condition of your horse by checking target areas.

Girth: -  
Ribs: -  
Neck: -  
Withers: -  
Back: -  
Tailhead: -  
 
Condition: (This will show score on completion.)
 
The horse is extremely emaciated. Spinous processes, ribs, tail head, tuber coxae (hip joints) and ischia (lower pelvic bones) projecting prominently. Bone structure of the withers, shoulders and neck easily noticeable. No fatty tissue can be felt.
The horse is emaciated. Slight fat covering over the base of the spinous processes, transverse processes of lumbar vertebrae feel rounded. Spinous processes, ribs, tailhead, tuber coxae (hip joints) and ischia (lower pelvic bones) prominent. Withers shoulders and neck structures faintly discernible.
Fat build up about halfway on spinous processes, transverse processes cannot be felt. Slight fat cover over ribs. Spinous processes and ribs easily discernible. Tailhead prominent, but individual vertebrae cannot be visually identified. Tuber coxae (hip joints) appear rounded, but easily discernible. Tuber ischia (lower pelvic bones) not distinguishable. Withers, shoulders and neck accentuated.
Negative crease along back. Faint outline of ribs thin discernible. Fat can be felt around the tailhead. Tuber coxae (hip joints) not discernible. Withers, shoulders and neck accentuated.
Back level. Ribs cannot be visually distinguished but can be easily felt. Fat around tailhead beginning to feel spongy. Withers appeal rounded over spinous processes. Shoulders and neck blend smoothly into body.
May have slight crease down back. Fat over ribs fleshy feels spongy. Fat around tailhead feels soft. Fat beginning to be deposited along the side of the withers, behind the shoulders and alond the sides of the neck.
May have crease down back. Individual ribs can be felt, but noticeable filling between ribs with fat. Fat around tailhead is soft. Fat deposited along withers, behind shoulders and along the neck.
Crease down back. Difficult to feel ribs. Fat around tailhead very soft. Area along withers is filled with fat. Area behind the shoulder is filled with fat. Noticeable thickening of the neck. Fat deposited along inner thighs.
Obvious crease down back. Patchy fat appearing over ribs. Bulging fat around tailhead, along withers, behind shoulders and along neck. Fat along inner thighs may rub together. Flank filled with fat.